Industry News

Corporations, banks and governments all have a role to play to stop slavery. The Anti-Slavery Summit will focus on how technology, data and regulation can tackle this crime.

Entrepreneur/SME Focus
Barron Asia VR, AmCham member; Hong Kong-based production company, is going boldly into the world of virtual reality (VR).

Finance
The application of technology in financial services has risen dramatically in a matter of a few years. Can Hong Kong become a leading “fintech” hub? Henri Arslanian of PwC explains why the city is well positioned to support such development

Transportation
Santa Fe Relocation is delighted to invite you, in partnership with EY, to our global mobility seminar to reveal the latest results of Santa Fe's 7th Annual Global Mobility Survey Report.

Intellectual Property
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) has been the annual premier global forum for data protection authorities for over three decades

Trade & Investment
Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd, the company backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, agreed to buy an Asian unit from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co to add offerings such as death benefits and annuities.

Education
AmCham President Tara Joseph speaks to the students of The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) at The University of Hong Kong on Monday, July 17.

Taxation
The current structure of U.S. corporate and income tax based on citizenship makes corporations and citizens abroad far less competitive than their counterparts. Here are the reasons

Law
The International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) has been the annual premier global forum for data protection authorities for over three decades

Human Resources
Santa Fe Relocation is delighted to invite you, in partnership with EY, to our global mobility seminar to reveal the latest results of Santa Fe's 7th Annual Global Mobility Survey Report.

Communications/Tech
The application of technology in financial services has risen dramatically in a matter of a few years. Can Hong Kong become a leading “fintech” hub? Henri Arslanian of PwC explains why the city is well positioned to support such development

Hospitality
Award-winning New York bar and restaurant Employees Only announced today (23 June 2017) that it has opened its first Hong Kong outlet as part of its ongoing expansion plan in Asia.

Real Estate
Despite a free economy, a sophisticated financial sector, a sound legal framework and an efficient tax system, Hong Kong must seek closer integration with China and expedite the development of infrastructure and technology to secure future economic growth, according to a new Colliers report

CSR
Corporations, banks and governments all have a role to play to stop slavery. The Anti-Slavery Summit will focus on how technology, data and regulation can tackle this crime.

Apparel & Footwear
Myanmar has made strides to create a business friendly regulatory environment. The government has decreased the days required to start a business in Myanmar from 76 days in 2014 to 13 days in 2016 by simplifying the process , specifically removing the need to submit a reference letter and a criminal history certificate.

Greater China
Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd, the company backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, agreed to buy an Asian unit from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co to add offerings such as death benefits and annuities.

Health Care
Yunfeng Financial Group Ltd, the company backed by Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, agreed to buy an Asian unit from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co to add offerings such as death benefits and annuities.

Food & Beverage
McDonald’s will increase its number of stores in China and Hong Kong to 4,500 by the end of 2022, up from 2,500 currently, as part of a strategic partnership with Citic Ltd, CITIC Capital Partners and the Carlyle Group.

Environment & Sustainability
The price of ivory in China has dropped sharply as that country plans to end the legal trade in ivory later this year, a leading elephant conservation group said in a new report. That’s great news for the world’s largest land animals.

What’s New in Washington
The exuberance of a November election victory for Republicans has given way to the difficult reality of passing legislation in a closely divided Senate. While the GOP has made significant gains in the area of regulatory reform and secured a majority on the Supreme Court with the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch, the first seven months of the Trump administration have not led to the major early legislative successes that both President Trump and Republican legislators had hoped to achieve.